Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sneak Preview! Upon a shell

A close-up of my sketch for an upcoming painting in my Merman Series.

Influenced by Odilon Redon's various pastel paintings depicting the birth of Venus (Roman Goddess of Love), this sleeping merman floats in an oyster shell on a gentle sea.

Thoughts of what makes a pearl--a bit of difficulty handled with perseverance until ultimately, it becomes something of beauty and value--comes to mind.

More later,

I.
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